The opposition of many white leaders in the South to the decision of the Supreme Court in Brown versus Board of Education in 1954. The Court had declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. The expression massive resistance was used in a letter signed by over a hundred members of Congress, calling on southerners to defy the Supreme Court's ruling.
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But the F-35 has been plagued with massive delays and cost overruns—mostly due to design defects and software issues.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.
It is very popular in Southeast Asia and has had massive growth.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that makes the Ismael brothers no less proud of the resistance that they and other fellow fighters have put up.
“I am being proven right about massive vaccinations” he tweeted in September.
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
Conny stepped smilingly forward, and proceeded to affix the band around the vicar's massive throat.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The place wore an entirely peaceful air, strong and massive though it appeared.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
A double detachment of soldiers was already there, with orders to support him in case of resistance.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
A mild degree means that the body is not reacting well, or else that the infection is too slight to call forth much resistance.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd